Head of Portfolio Implementation Core Technology Asset Management

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • J.P.Morgan
  • 14 Oct 18

Head of Portfolio Implementation Core Technology Asset Management

Asset Management Technology is on a multi-year journey to create a best in class platform for managing our clients' money, called Spectrum. We called it Spectrum because it covers the whole range of investment activities from Company Research to Portfolio Management to Trade Processing and Accounting. A key area of functionality is Portfolio Implementation that comprises exposure calculations, attribution, order generation and portfolio modelling.

In 2016 we started a significant program of Development Transformation for our Portfolio Implementation systems: rationalizing into one single product and undertaking major re-architecture work to migrate to micro-services and to better serve the requirements of cross lines of business within Asset Management and the migration to Spectrum. While we continue to invest in the current implementation and given the criticality of this functionality, we will be working in parallel to create a next generation of Portfolio Implementation services that can be plug and play into Spectrum applications.

The head of Portfolio Implementation Core Technology will own and transform the Portfolio Implementation services working closely with the Portfolio Implementation Leads for the various lines of business that use the functionality as well as with the Heads of Spectrum technology and of Portfolio Core Technology, who owns the transformation of Transaction and position infrastructure.

  • The person we are looking for will have experience building distributed systems that require real-time data intensive computations
  • The candidate will be passionate about best in class technologies and techniques to resolve non-functional requirements: robustness, stability, scalability, time to market, performance and delivery quality.
  • Knowledge of buy-side portfolio management would be beneficial.
  • The candidate will need the ability to manage the program working with senior technical stakeholders.
  • As per the rest of the organization, we expect the candidate to be able to work in a DevOps environment and be comfortable with delivering software in an Agile fashion and with a "Cloud first" mindset.

The role will report to the Head of Portfolio Management and be the head of a new team, Portfolio Implementation Core Technology. Initially the team will inherit three existing teams and we expect it to grow to about 20 developers in the first year with capacity to hire new resources into the team.

Our Asset and Wealth Management division thrives with innovators like you who are driven to create technology solutions that make us work more efficiently and help our businesses grow. It's our mission to efficiently take care of our clients' wealth, helping them get, and remain properly invested. Across 27 cities, our team of 4,600 agile technologists thrive in a cloud-native environment that values continuous learning using a data-centric approach in developing innovative technology solutions.

When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you're not just working at a global financial institution. You're an integral part of one of the world's biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world Qualifications

As a senior leader in Software Engineering, you will combine your years of proven expertise with a never-ending quest to create innovative technology. You'll lead a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards. With your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming, your team will raise their game even more, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your experience in one or more technology domains will help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. As a constant learner and early adopter, you're already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies; your example encourages others to follow suit. In addition to creating solutions with your in-house team, you'll also work alongside our team of technologists from around the world who are just as dedicated as you are.

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Mastery of application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Command of architecture, design and business processes
  • Expertise in working in partnership with colleagues throughout the firm, and in leading collaborative teams to achieve common goals
  • Passion for best in class technologies, technical architecture and best tech practices
  • Familiar with buy-side portfolio management